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Mar 25, 2013 at 8:34 AM
From a sprawling United Auto Workers hall outside Detroit, John Zimmick has seen factories close and grown men cry when their jobs disappear. Through all the economic uncertainties of life in auto country, there has been one constant: the union.
Mar 23, 2013 at 10:19 AM
With 14.4 million members, unions still can be a potent political force at the ballot box. But passage of right-to-work laws in Michigan and Indiana, clashes over collective bargaining and a sharp drop in union elections across the US have raised larger questions.
Mar 6, 2013 at 6:43 AM
A string of suspicious fires Wednesday morning have burned churches and homes in Bend.
Feb 28, 2013 at 7:58 AM
It is the king of sushi, one of the most expensive fish in the world - and dwindling so rapidly that some fear it could vanish from restaurant menus within a generation. Yet there is little alarm in Japan, the country that consumes about 80 percent...
Jan 10, 2013 at 12:10 PM
Cape Arago Lighthouse was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1993. It's being transferred this year to the Confederated Tribes of the Coos, Lower Umpqua, and Siuslaw Indians. The...
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Dec 9, 2012 at 10:07 AM
Same-sex couples in Washington state began reciting wedding vows at events across the state Sunday, on the first day they could marry after the state's gay marriage law took effect.
Oct 29, 2012 at 6:52 AM
Hurricane Sandy began the westward lurch that forecasters feared and took dead aim at New Jersey and Delaware, washing away part of the Atlantic City boardwalk, putting the presidential campaign on hold and threatening to cripple Wall Street and the NYC subway system.
Oct 24, 2012 at 8:50 AM
Republicans and Democrats alike agree that Colorado is a toss-up in this election. Like other battleground states, a slight Obama polling edge before October here has been transformed into a deadlock. That's because independent suburban women - the...
Oct 8, 2012 at 4:40 PM
During a campaign swing through California, President Barack Obama established a national monument on the property that was home to Latino labor leader Cesar Chavez and his farmworker movement.
Sep 5, 2012 at 4:37 PM
The only remaining operable PT boat from World War II has been listed this week in the National Register of Historic Places.
Jul 7, 2012 at 1:05 PM
The historic Stoneman Bridge is slated for possible removal under proposed plans for restoring the natural flow of the Merced River. Stoneman and two other spandrel arch bridges has pitted environmentalists against historic preservationists.
Jun 30, 2012 at 12:34 PM
Whether to drill for gas is causing soul-searching as cemeteries - including veterans' final resting places - join parks, playgrounds, churches and residential backyards among the ranks of places targeted in the nation's shale drilling boom.
Jun 23, 2012 at 11:35 AM
These are good times in much of Iowa, partly due to a booming farm economy and a May jobless rate of 5.1 percent. The irony is that this prosperous state may be crucial in deciding who will win the presidency of a country still reeling from recession.
Jun 19, 2012 at 2:53 PM

From Benton County

Fort Hoskins will sport a striking resemblance to its storied past this weekend when the Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry, Co. B Civil War re-enactors descend on the historic park.

The group will be setting...
May 30, 2012 at 11:49 AM

DEPOE BAY, Ore. - A charter fishing vessel pressed into service during World War II patroling the Oregon Coast from Coos Bay to the Columbia River now considered part of America's ocean-faring heritage is in danger.

The Tradewinds...